Yeah, we do cap ours so that if someone hits an ace the week after its not only worth like $10, and the guy the week before got $800.
I know some people say "well then you should have got the ace when it was worth $800" But seriously think how you will feel when you are on the recieving end of the $10.
eric beich said:
while part of me likes the idea of hitting a huge ace pot, I also like the idea of capping them at some number..like 400 or 500, and then starting a new one.
We leave a percentage to start the new ace pot and it too worked pretty well when I ran the mini at Jimmy Porter and Lake Lewisville both. If you are a member, current holder of a club tag, and you hit an ace, you leave 10% in the pot to start the new ace pot. If, on the otherhand, you are a non-member, you leave 20% in the pot.
So in short, if a non-member were to hit our current ace pot of 476.00, he would only get 380.00 and the new ace pot would start at 96.00.
We sell the bag tags for course improvement funds as well, and non-members pay an extra two dollars to enter the mini.
It makes the twenty dollar tag resonable and if you plan on playing ten weeks out of the year, you break even.
My traveling ace pool got hit by Grizzly Dave Milewski last Sunday for $90, plus the tourny ace pot at $98, and he won the basket toss. Good day for him. My Tuesday night glow league at Grand Woods, Lansing, MI, is up to $97. A little south at Coldbrook (08' Worlds course) the Saturday doubles ace pool is around $450+. People are coming out of the wood work no matter what the weather. We played in a foot of fresh while it was still coming down last Saturday.